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This experience is configured as a conversation about travel and entertainment publishing, America's fascination for celebrities, and the thousands of scandalous, previously unrecorded "oral histories" which until recently, were ignored by the mainstream media. It includes revelations from the dozens of tell-all biographies Blood Moon has published during its tabloid-fueled history, and anecdotes about the dysfunctions I encountered after their publication. Subjects of discussion might include Lana Turner, Rock Hudson, the Kennedys, the Reagans, the Clintons, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, James Dean, Hugh Hefner, Donald Trump, and whatever else (or whomever else) our team might be working on at the time of your visit. The venue is brisk, unpretentious, irreverent, and fun. Legends who have visited Magnolia House before you have included superstar playwright Tennessee Williams, Golden Age film diva Joan Blondell, Jolie Gabor (mother of Zsa Zsa and Eva), and a gaggle of other stars, starlettes, and demi-mondains, some of whose foibles (they're human, after all) are described, lovingly but factually, within a nostalgic/retro overview of pop culture during “The American Century.”
I’m a travel and entertainment journalist with a litany of publishing successes and a 30-year history as a writer for THE FROMMER GUIDES, back when “Europe on $5 and $10 a Day” was an American dream that came true for millions. In 2004, I established the widely-reviewed independent publishing venture, BLOOD MOON PRODUCTIONS. With a backlist of 50 titles, most of them biographies of seminal American celebrities, its focus is the production of entertainment about the Ironies of Fame. My passion is storytelling, and the encouragement of a formalized approach to storytelling in others.
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coffee, tea, & pastries
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Her skal du være
We'll meet at the entrance to Magnolia House (please ring the doorbell), a Victorian landmark in the Saint George neighborhood of Staten Island, a short walk from Borough Hall and the Terminus of the Staten Island Ferry. I recommend scheduling your visit as a half-day excursion from Manhattan, with lots to see en route, including the Statue of Liberty and the historic architecture of a fascinating neighborhood associated with the Vanderbilts.
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Krav til gjesten
Opptil 7 gjester i alderen 14 og over kan delta.
Tours begin and end at their designated times (please be prompt), and require that participants can climb a flight of stairs.
Celebrity & The Ironies of Fame
$40 per person
$40 per person